I’m really excited about this event. Things are coming together. Here are the basics:
What: Public Forum featuring all candidates for Madison Board of Education.
When: Sunday February 21, 2010; 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Where: JC Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison, WI.
Sponsor: Progressive Dane.
On Sunday, February 21, voters in the Madison Metropolitan School District will have their first opportunity to hear and question the School Board candidates on the ballot in the April 6 election. Unopposed incumbents Beth Moss and Maya Cole will begin with short statements on their service and why they are seeking re-election. Next the candidates for Seat 4, James Howard and Tom Farley, will answer questions from Progressive Dane and the audience. Madison District 12 Alder and member of the Board of Education – Common Council Liaison Committee Satya Rhodes-Conway will serve as the moderator.
You can read the full Press Release here, Susan Troller had a good story on the Cap Times site and the Wisconsin State Journal called this election “The most important race this Spring.” You can even invite people via Facebook.
I’m very proud of Progressive Dane for doing this (for more on that theme and the genesis of this event, see this post).
The more people and the more diverse people who attend and offer questions, the better, so help spread the word. Invite your friends and neighbors; print the flyer at the top and post it at work (smaller handbills here)…spread the word.
Thomas J. Mertz